TransitGuy 1 Posted March 28, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 28, 2008 Hello everybody. Currently I am reading the Capital Program for 2008-2013. Some of the things that I saw were expected such as the need to build a third depot in Staten Island as well as the replacement of Jamaica Depot. Howver, I read more: "A total of $925 million is proposed for depot projects, including $484 million to rehabilitate and/or build new depots. Major projects include $150 million for initial funding of a new depot to replace the existing Jamaica Depot and support expanded depot facilities related to congestion mitigation. Also proposed is $10 million to explore and conceptually design potential locations for a new Lower Manhattan Depot, and $289 million for reconstruction of the Clara Hale Depot Initial funding for the design and demolition of the 126th St Depot ($15 million) is also included. In addition to depot rehabilitation and reconstruction projects, funding is also allocated to other depot investments including replacing bus lifts, washers, and heavy depot equipment, and upgrading HVAC systems, storage tanks and paint booths. A major project to replace the bus wireless radio system ($190 million) is also included in the proposal. This investment will provide greater capacity for the enlarged fleet as the bus radio system is critical to daily bus operations and addressing emergency response capabilities. $96 million is allocated for the continued rollout of NYCT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) System, which will allow the tracking of in-route buses, a more efficient management of the fleet, and improved service delivery." It seems like they are looking to build another depot in Lower Manhattan and more in Queens. Any reactions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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